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OS X, and any computer operating system, is susceptible the viruses - that is a fact, and a long-standing one at that. The difference between OS X and Windows is that it is not prone to viruses because there are built-in safeguards that make it very difficult to write a successful virus unless there is an unpatched hole. This is precisely why there has never been an "in-the-wild" virus for OS X.

Although Apple may now officially recommend an anti-virus product, they're simply useless as they have nothing to scan for (aside from Windows viruses). I'll also go a step forward and say that provided you are cognizant of any requests for your administrator password, you'll likely never have an issue with any kind of malware.

Also note that this thread doesn't meet the guidelines for being posted in Rumors & Reports, so I've moved it.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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